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Financial crisis, cultural war, and transformations in the economic field in Brazil in 2009

The financial crisis that broke out in 2008-09 sparked or unveiled a series of internal transformations in the world of finance and its relations with the rest of Brazilian society, especially between the financial elites and the political field. The article aims to begin to analyze these new trends and thereby help explain some less obvious points in the concept of "field" in Bourdieu's sociology, as well as to highlight the notion of "cultural war" in the sense of demonstrating its pertinence for explaining the Brazilian social scene in recent decades

sociology of finances; cultural war; financial crisis; financial field

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